Income Tax Department: BBC did not pay tax on certain remittances
Its findings "indicate that tax has not been paid on certain remittances which have not been disclosed as income in India by the foreign entities of the group", the tax department claimed. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The income tax department said BBC's income shown is not in proportion with the large scale of operation in India in languages other than English.
The income tax department on Friday issued a statement claiming that the income or the profit shown by the BBC is not commensurate with the scale of operations. The statement comes after the ‘survey’ by the department amid a row over BBC's documentary on Gujarat riots concluded on Thursday night after over 58 hours.
In a statement, the department said the survey revealed that despite substantial consumption of content in various Indian languages (apart from English), the income shown is not in proportion with the operations. BBC is yet to reply to the statement issued by the income tax department levelling tax evasion charges against the UK-based broadcaster.